Patio season is finally here and there’s no better place to be than one of the many rooftop bars in Toronto. There’s something so special about sharing a drink with friends surrounded by the glow of twinkling city lights. Whether you’re in the mood for a party vibe, a casual pub, or a sophisticated night on the town, you’re bound to find exactly what you’re looking for and with stunning views to boot.

Here are 11 of Toronto’s best rooftop bars to check out this spring.

The Broadview Hotel Rooftop Bar

Located at the very top of Toronto’s Broadview Hotel in the east end, the rooftop bar offers 360 panoramas of the city skyline and the Don River. The glass facade and pyramid skylight allow you to fully enjoy the view with some shelter from the elements while you share a bite and a few drinks with friends.

Where: 106 Broadview Ave

Hotel X Falcon SkyBar

Set to reopen in May 2022, Falcon SkyBar is a three-level rooftop destination with breathtaking unobstructed views of the city. The floor-to-ceiling windows and stylish spaces make for a dreamy atmosphere while you gaze out at the glittering city lights and unwind with some good company.

Where: 111 Princes’ Blvd

Lavelle

 

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This stunning sky-high spot on King West is both a daytime and evening destination. Soak up some of the best views in the city while you cool off in one of the three rooftop pools and relax in a private cabana. Then stick around for cocktails and delicious eats, like truffle yuzu guac and chips, chicken karaage, green dragon rolls, and more.

Where: 627 King St W

The Porch

 

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Easily one of Toronto’s most popular patios, The Porch is where you need to be on a warm Friday evening. This spot in the heart of the Entertainment District is known for its epic drink towers, upbeat vibes, events, and fantastic views of the city. The Porch is reopening for the season this spring so be sure to keep it at the top of your list.

Where: 250 Adelaide St W

Queen and Beaver

 

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If you’re looking for more of a neighbourhood pub vibe, Queen & Beaver Public House is the place to be. The rooftop patio offers views of the city streets below where you can dig into some delicious from-scratch food, sip on a classic cocktail, and watch the game while you’re at it.

Where: 35 Elm St

Hemingway’s 


Easily one of the most iconic rooftop patios in the city, the all-season terrace at Hemingway’s stays busy all year long. Open 365 days a year until 2 a.m., you can always count on a tasty drink and meal in a vibrant atmosphere at this Yorkville staple.

Where: 142 Cumberland St

Baro

 

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Baro’s all-season rooftop patio is one of the prettiest in town, and that rings especially true in the springtime. Baro’s Latin-infused menu and leafy floor-to-ceiling decor make will make you feel like you’re in a tropical oasis. Plus, the curated menu inspired by the custom-made rooftop grill will delight your taste buds while you soak up the vibes.

Where: 485 King St W

The Chase

 

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You’ll find this upscale rooftop restaurant at the top of a historic building in Toronto’s Financial District. Serving contemporary North American fare, wine and cocktails, The Chase offers city views both in its dining room and on the seasonal terrace. Ideal for a special occasion or a date night.

Where: 10 Temperance St Fl 5

Fran’s Bar Roof Top

 

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Fran’s beloved rooftop bar is open year-round, but in the warmer months, the retractable roof allows for some extra sunshine and fresh air. Fran’s is the perfect choice for a Friday evening drink with some pub fare-inspired snacks or Sunday brunch with the crew after a wild night out.

Where2-20 College St

Murphy’s Law Pub & Kitchen

Save your trip to Murphy’s Law for those extra warm and sunny spring days. Located in the heart of The Beaches, this gastropub has three different patios to soak up the beautiful weather. But, the place you really want to be is on The Loft — the rooftop terrace with dreamy views of the skyline in the distance.

Where: 1702 Queen St E

Bar Hop Brewco

 

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Craft beer lovers need to hit up this cozy-casual spot. From craft ciders and artisanal brews to an expansive tap and bottle selection, Bar Hop is unparalleled in terms of quality and choice. Bar Hop operates three locations and a microbrewery in the city, but you’ll find the bustling rooftop patio on Peter Street.

Where: 137 Peter St